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The University of Southampton
MusicPart of Humanities
Understanding musical worlds. Discover music's role in history, culture and society
Composing the future.  Develop your creative voice
Connecting to communities. Explore music therapy, community music and the music profession

We are among the largest and liveliest music departments in the UK. Our innovative and eclectic curriculum and vibrant research culture create a flourishing environment for studies in performance, composition and musical scholarship of all kinds.

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Our academic faculty members specialise in musicology and ethnomusicology, composition, music technology and performance.

21 October 2019

Riot Ensemble – CLOSE UP

Revolving around the Bass Clarinet and its massive expressive and d...

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4 November 2019

Ruth Theodore

Ruth Theodore is truly unique artist and performer, creating charmi...

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2 December 2019

Southampton Showcase

SHOWCASE is a platform to help give exposure to the talented pre-pr...

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19 August 2019

Major Funding Success for Professor Franc...

The American National Endowment for the Humanities has announced it...

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31 May 2019

Grant for New Work by Southampton Composer

Pythagoras’s Toolkit, led by Ensemble Paramirabo (Montréal) and inv...

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